Managing the Business and Technical Uncertainties of PFAS in the Environment

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 10:15 AM

In the current atmosphere of uncertainty, the panel will present practical approaches for evaluating, investigating, and remediating contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), most notably the PFAS family of contaminants.

CCNJ Virtual Event: Wednesday, November 18 @ 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Invited speakers  will present case discussions and offer sound practices for advancing projects ranging from due diligence, to permitted discharges, to remediation and disposal. Although the science is advancing, it is not keeping pace with the need to resolve public perceptions or to address regulatory/policy needs. The key question in this environment of uncertainty is how to address potential liabilities. The panel will include perspectives from industry, legal, and consulting perspectives.

Panel Segments

Due Diligence
  • Discussions on the difference between “evaluate” and “investigate.”
  • Importance of pre-assessment for actionable triggers.
  • What do you need to close a deal?
  • For CECs, can potential for future liabilities be monetized?
  • Can insurance products keep pace?
Regulatory Matters
  • How do we get from a preliminary assessment to closure with defensible data?
  • What to do when we don’t have the necessary tools (e.g., certified analytical methods and numeric, media-specific standards).
  • Understanding potential sources of bias (e.g., false positives) and the implication of regional contamination and large comingled plumes.
  • How is assessment and delineation different with CECs than with previously contaminants of concern?
  • Meeting regulatory deadlines in the framework of uncertainty.
 State of the Science
  • There is more to PFAS than PFOA, PFOS, and PFNA.
  • Toxicology and risk.
  • Currently available remediation technologies and what’s on the horizon.
Disposal Considerations
  • What to consider when you excavate and dispose of CEC-impacted media.
  • What are receiving facilities doing to protect clients against potential liabilities?

Registration is required and space is limited, so we encourage you to register earlyYou will only be able to access this event via Microsoft Teams with the link that will be provided to registrants the day before the event.  This event is free to staff at CCNJ member companies only.  A limited number of spots are available to registratants from non-member companies for a fee.
Feel free to email your questions ahead of time to CCNJ Staff or use the chat function during the session to ask a question.